Colour Combination Tuesday: The Triadic Ballet by Oskar Schlemmer.
Lemon Yellow - pink - black
The idea of the ballet was based on the principle of the trinity. It has 3 acts, 3 participants (2 male, 1 female), 12 dances and 18 costumes. Each act had a different colour and mood.
The first three scenes, against a lemon yellow background to affect a cheerful, burlesque mood;
the two middle scenes, on a pink stage, festive and solemn
and the final three scenes, on black, were intended to be mystical and fantastic.
Combination 1: Fire engine red, shocking pink, peachy flesh, bright white, sunburnt dandelion yellow, liquorice black.
Combination 2: Cooked oranges, canary yellow, natural tan, soft apricot, baby blue, silver blue grey, mahogany reds, emerald green, white nights, speckled black.
A beautiful little film of Henri Matisse and his big scissors.